WORLD SUMMIT OF STUDENTS FOR CLIMATE
29 MAY – 5 JUNE 2019
World Summit of Students for Climate took place 29 May – 5 June in Finland. The summit was initiated and organised by ENO Schoolnet, in co-operation with the cities of Helsinki and Joensuu, municipality of Liperi, Ministry of Environment Finland and the Ministries for Forestry and Agriculture, for Education and for Foreign Affairs. The first part of the event took place in Eastern Finland (Liperi and Joensuu, 29 May – 2 June). The second part was in Helsinki, where the disclosure and the climate agreement was announced on the World Environment Day, 5 June 2019. All the schools in the world are invited to join and plant trees every year until 2025. The ultimate goal is to tie 3 million tons of carbon dioxide by 2025. The summit was endorsed by the president of the Republic of Finland, Mr Sauli Niinistö.
135 students and 100 teachers from 70 countries gathered together. Students discussed about the climate change and forests, based on their preliminary assignment. They voted about the actions they could do as students and created Climate Action Plan 2019-25. Teachers had workshops in the field of education, natural sciences and circular economy, for instance. After the summit it is time to ACT.
About this site
This site has been developed by Siri, Alisa and Anton, three students at the University of Eastern Finland as a part of their practical work in their pedagogical studies. If you have questions regarding WSSC after you have gone through this site, you can find contact information at the bottom of the page.